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Marcia Rioux is a Professor in the School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health at York University. She is the Graduate Program Director, M.A. and PhD (Critical Disability Studies). With Bengt Lindqvist, she is the Co-Director of Disability Rights Promotion International, a multi-year project to monitor disability rights. She also holds a 5-year SSHRC CURA to undertake disability rights monitoring in Canada.  From 1987-2000, Dr. Rioux was President and Executive Director of the Roeher Institute, a Canadian research and policy institute that has worked extensively on issues of importance for people with disabilities.  Marcia Rioux’s research has addressed a broad range of public policy issues including education for all, the impact of globalization on welfare policy, deinstitutionalization, violence and abuse, employment, and income support for people with disabilities.  She holds a PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from Boalt Hall Law School at the University of California, Berkeley.